05-13-2012 04:40 AM
I have the electronic skills and know how to replace and upgrade most of the internal components of my PS3. Other than voiding any and all warranties are there any major problems with upgrading the HDD in my system? I was also curious how one of these systems would handle a SSD. Will the built-in software support any upgrades? Other than the internal storage there isn't much need to upgrade anything else as far as I can tell. Sony did a good job on this product and I love it (but I still like to tinker and mod, its part of my condition.).
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05-13-2012 05:24 AM
That helps a lot on the steps for the software issues I may encounter. Guess I should have checked You-Tube first. Now onto my second part of the question. Has anyone tried a solid state drive? I know that the steps will be the same but is there a noticeable increase in performance?
05-13-2012 05:37 AM
Usually Like on pcs, the two biggest Hardware aspects / things the Ps3 has issues with is power consumption, and cooling the systems heat buildup. The more things things USB draining power, that can be avoided the better. Adequate air flow has been fine on mine so far.
Creatively drawing more heat out of it quicker, effectively / safely and not using more of its resources, has been something I had been thinking about. I got external charging cord for rechargable controllers, keyboards, and only need them connected to ps3 when syncing them, which rarely happens. External drives of all kinds should also be an option, and would have their own power, plus added portability. Back up multiple PS3s, in particians, or many other things.
Dont know if anyone has speced the sweet spot for HDD size / speed. Throwing a ferari of an HDD in and Ps3 data transfer rates not touching its optimums and coinciding bus speed capabilities, would be like putting a supercharged v12 in a riding lawn mower potentially.
Convert one of the liquid cooling systems to chill ps3 reliably, externally powered and fans for added air flow through it.
Done the external route, it could be souped up and chilled without ever cracking open the case.
Home, running on even a modded upgraded ps3, would be a test of its own, lol. It doesnt seem like the Home core team or even many of the other Home development, running region teams use a stock ps3, to QA, V V, or even just play it, from their "fixes" they put out, and the flaws it takes months to decide exist, maybe. They are aware, "wink", and are working on a "cough" solution.
05-13-2012 08:04 AM
Like the others have said, this forum is for PlayStation Home. You may want to post your question(s) in Off-Topic Discussions where you are bound to get more help.
And once you are done with that, why not come and join us in PlayStation Home - the premier social games platform available on the PlayStation®Network. It's free. All you need do is to click on the "house" icon on your XMB and install. Who knows? You might find a new hobby with people who share your interest.
05-14-2012 01:48 AM
I clicked the wrong box or something when it posted in PSH. I ment for it to be posted in the main PlayStation community, but I have received a lot more from this group than I expected.
05-14-2012 02:46 AM
The guy you responded to can't get out of his Halloween outfit. He thinks he's Batman. We all know there is only one Batman and it's not him. Where ever you find people that can help you. That means you came to the right place...
05-14-2012 04:59 AM
Home doesn't run smoothly on most peoples ps3, so mod and upgrade is a legit home discussion. Sony has been giving the impression for years that its not their network program or anything on their end, its all on users end, from their trouble shooting starting places.
Someone may be using an external hard drive or their own cloud storage to keep all the pet parrots, or bats, or lemmings, what ever the often out of context canned messages are on. Perhaps some are ET trying to communicate.
Not every home related topic has to have HOME in the title. HOME is PS3 exclusive for most, so upgrading or modding a PS3 would have a home angle to.